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Endowed Scholarships

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Myrtle Gebert Isensee Scholarship Established in 2009 by Myrtle Gebert Isensee, who was a graduate of Blinn College where she majored in library science.  Myrtle married George Isensee, a geophysicist for Mobil Corporation and, during their 25 years of marriage, they lived in 20 locations in the United States and Canada  After her husband’s death, Myrtle moved back to Schulenburg and gave her time to the Schulenburg Public Library for 25 years.  She was a member of the Literary Guild and was named Citizen of the Year in 1989.  This scholarship will be awarded to a student attending the Schulenburg campus without regard to major.

Eugene Janner Memorial Scholarship:>  Established in 1998 in memory of Eugene Janner by his family and friends.  Mr. Janner was a teacher at the Brenham schools and at Blinn College where he also served as chairman of the business and computer science department.  This scholarship is awarded to a full-time returning sophomore who is majoring in accounting and has exhibited superior academic skills.

Jones and Carter, Inc. - Pledger, Kalkomey, Inc. Engineering Scholarship  Established in 2008 by Jones and Carter, Inc. and Pledger and Kalkomey, Inc. to promote academic excellence, character, and leadership development in the field of engineering.  This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in engineering.

Atwood C. Kenjura Scholarship:  Established in 1998 by Marilyn Kenjura in honor of her husband, Atwood C. Kenjura, who has served on the Blinn College Board of Trustees since 1976.  A graduate of Blinn, Mr. Kenjura is a prominent Brenham pharmacist, businessman and civic leader.

Steven Krolczyk Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1995 in memory of Steven Krolczyk, a Blinn graduate, by his family and friends.  Preference will be given to students from Washington and surrounding counties with a need for financial assistance.  This scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

Bertha Quebe Kruse Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Bertha Quebe Kruse, this scholarship is awarded without regard to major to a Texas resident and U.S. citizen attending the Brenham campus as a regularly enrolled student carrying a full-time academic class load.

Ed F. Kruse Scholarship: Established in 1990 by key management employees of Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham to honor Mr. Kruse who serves as that company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.  This scholarship is awarded to a returning sophomore with a 3.0 or better grade point average without regard to major.

Ed and Evelyn Kruse Scholarship: Established in 2006 by Ed and Evelyn Kruse to demonstrate their love of education.  Having educators in their family, they recognize the influence teachers have.  This scholarship is their way of saying thank you to those who teach our youth.

Howard W. Kruse Scholarship: Established in 1993 by employees of Blue Bell Creameries in honor of Howard F. Kruse who serves as that company’s Chief Executive Officer and President, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time returning sophomore with a 3.0 grade point average or better and majoring in business or agriculture.

Dan Kubiak Memorial Scholarship:  Established in 1998 in memory of Representative Dan Kubiak, a dedicated public servant.  A former athlete and graduate of Blinn College, he was a strong advocate of higher education in the Texas Legislature.  This scholarship will be awarded without regard to major to a full-time student with a 3.0 or better GPA who is involved in student activities.

L.J. and Norma Lacina Family Scholarship:  Established in 1999 in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Lacina by their children and their families:  L.J., Jr. and Carey Lacina; Dr. Lorna and Russell Gifford; and Tim Lacina.  This scholarship will be awarded to deserving students who have shown community service through youth organizations such as religious groups, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. 

Dr. Marilyn R. Lane Memorial Scholarship:  Dr. Marilyn Lane taught English at the Bryan campus of Blinn College and dedicated her professional life to education.  In 2003 her family established this scholarship in her memory to recognize her many achievements resulting from her dedication and diligence.  This scholarship is intended to assist a deserving student majoring in English or the arts.  

Norwood and Barbara Lange Scholarship:  This scholarship was established in 2006 in memory of Mrs. Lena Lange, a strong supporter of Blinn College and a friend and mentor to foreign students through her work at the Student Center and Bookstore.  Norwood is a graduate of Blinn College where he lettered in basketball and baseball.  This scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a deserving student without regard to major.

Ruth Dallmeyer LaRoche Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1996 by Brenham businessman and civic leader, Paul F. LaRoche, Jr., in honor of his wife Ruth Dallmeyer LaRoche.  Mrs. LaRoche, a graduate of Blinn College, was the daughter of a former member of the college board of trustees.  This scholarship is given without regard to major.

Otto Q. Lehrmann Scholarship: Established in 2004 in honor of Otto Q. Lehrmann’s retirement after 53 years in accounting.  This scholarship is offered to full-time Blinn students attending the Brenham campus.  Recipients must declare accounting as their major, must maintain a GPA of 2.5 and must demonstrate financial need.

Reese B. Lockett Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1977 in memory of Reese B. Lockett, former mayor of Brenham and civic leader, this scholarship is awarded to deserving students majoring in agriculture or business.

Aletha Look-Engel Scholarship: Established in 1998 by Aletha Look Engel in order to encourage students to pursue studies in historic preservation and architecture.  Mrs. Engel has worked closely with the Somerville and Brenham Museums and has been involved with the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Daughters of the American Revolution and an active member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

Look-Lyon Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1997 by Aletha Look Engel in honor of her parents Charles B. and Mae Lyon Look of Somerville.  This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has a superior academic record and outstanding character.  Preference will be given to students from Burleson County.

Kenneth Lovett Scholarship: Established in 1995 by Kenneth Lovett, a former student athlete, to provide financial assistance to a deserving Blinn College student.  This scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

Clyde Martin Memorial Scholarship:  Established in 2002 by his friends and family, this scholarship honors the memory of Clyde H. Martin, a dedicated Blinn College agriculture and science instructor for more than 30 years.  Mr. Martin’s sense of humor and love of learning inspired generations of students.  This scholarship will be awarded to students majoring in science or agriculture science.

Jon Dee May Memorial Scholarship:  Established in 2001 by the family and a friend of the late local radio personality. This scholarship is awarded to a student from Washington or Austin County who will participate in either the Blinn College softball or volleyball athletic program.

Dottie Miller Scholarship:  Established in 2008 in memory of Dottie Miller by her family and friends.  As a resident of Brenham for many years, Dottie was active in community functions and was an avid supporter of Blinn College.  She enjoyed a career in real estate and motel management.  This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in business and demonstrating financial need.

H.L.P. Moore Family Scholarship:  Established in 1998 in memory of H.L.P. Moore and James P. Moore, former Blinn students.  This scholarship is awarded to a deserving Blinn student without regard to major.

Clarence and Ettie Richburg Morrow Scholarship:  This scholarship was established in 2006 by members of the Morrow family:  Drs. Wilfred and Bobbie Morrow Dietrich, Joyce Morrow Keller, Gary Morrow, and the late Larry Morrow.  This scholarship shall be awarded to a speech, drama, restaurant or agriculture major.

Lee C. Munke Estate Scholarship: Established in 2003 by a bequest from Lee C. Munke who attended Blinn College and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in accounting.  Mr. Munke was a Certified Public Accountant.  This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student with financial need without regard to major.

Ronald Lee Muske Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1982 in memory of Ronald Lee Muske, a former Blinn student, this scholarship is available to a deserving Blinn student without regard to major.

Gus and Gertie Mutscher Memorial Scholarship:  Established in 2008 by Dr. Herbert L. and Margie A. Foelber (daughter) to recognize that Mother and Dad Mutscher were great believers in the value of a good education and worked hard to provide for each of their children.  All four children graduated from Blinn College; Goeke (‘48), Gus F. (‘52), Betty (‘56) and Margie (‘58).  The scholarship shall be awarded to a deserving student aspiring to a career in business, government or education.

Ralph and Daye H. Oelfke Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Ted E. Bailey, Jr. from the estates of Ralph L. and Daye H. Oelfke in their memory.  This scholarship is given to deserving students majoring in business, mathematics, engineering or natural science.

Richard J. and Marcena O’Malley Scholarship:   Established in 1998 by O’Malley Engineers, Inc., a Brenham based professional engineering firm, in honor of the company’s 30th anniversary and in honor of the two owners who have contributed timeless effort and hours to the engineering profession and the community of Brenham.  This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time engineering student from Washington or one of the surrounding counties who has demonstrated superior academic and leadership skills.

William O’Shea Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1978 in memory of William O’Shea, a longtime Texas journalist, this scholarship is given to deserving students majoring in journalism or physical education.

Phillips Sharpe and Winkler Scholarship in the Natural Sciences: Established in 1997 by these three authors who are instructors at Blinn College with the royalties generated from the sales of the Lab Manual “Biological Reflections I & II” in cooperation with the publisher Simon and Schuster.

Joe Al and Merle Picone Scholarship:  Joe Al and Merle and their sons, Kyle and Kevin, are all Blinn Alumni and were all members of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.  Joe Al served on the Blinn Board from 1974-1991 and was Chairman from 1976-1980.  Believing strongly in scholarship, the donors require the recipient to have an overall GPA of at least 3.25 and be a Mathematics, Mathematics Education or Business major.  This scholarship was established in 2007.

Laura Lee Wilson Pieratt Memorial Scholarship:  Laura Lee Wilson Pieratt (1917-1989) was the proud descendant of a pioneer Texas and Lee County family.  She graduated from Giddings High School as did her four children and two of her grandchildren.  In order to perpetuate her interest and commitment to the youth attending Giddings High School, this scholarship will be awarded to a Giddings High School graduate with a true need for financial assistance and is given without regard to major.  This scholarship was established in 1999.

W.H. “Bill” Pieratt Memorial Scholarship:  W.H. (Bill) Pieratt (1915-1997) was a Lee County rancher and businessman.  He also served the state and federal government in executive positions.  Always interested in education, he served on the local school board.  Also, serving as a member of the Texas State House of Representatives Committee on Higher Education, he led a successful drive to grant the University of Houston the privilege of becoming a state-supported university.  This scholarship is awarded to a Dime Box High School graduate with a true need for financial assistance and is given without regard to major.  This scholarship was established in 1999.

Maisie Louellen Pledger Scholarship: Established in 2004  by Mrs. Louellen Pledger who dedicated her career to teaching in the Brenham Independent School District and at Blinn College.  Mrs. Pledger taught most grades at the elementary level and English at the secondary level and at Blinn College.  This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student demonstrating high scholastic ability and majoring in the Liberal Arts.

Betty Cantrell Plummer Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1998 by A.Q. Plummer in memory of his wife, Betty Cantrell Plummer.  Betty Plummer obtained a master’s degree in history from Texas A&M University and was also listed in Who’s Who in Texas, World’s Who’s Who of Women and the Heredity Register of the United States.  She was a local historian, author of numerous books and articles about the history of Washington County, co-founder of the Washington County Historical Society and also a teacher of history and English at Blinn College.  This scholarship will be awarded to students graduating from Brenham High School majoring in History or English.

Sarah Beth Pohlmeyer Scholarship:  Established in 2004 by the Estate of Melvin and Dorothy Pohlmeyer in memory of their daughter, Sarah Beth.  Sarah was a 1975 graduate of Brenham High School, a member of the National Honor Society and a member of Christ Lutheran Church.  This scholarship will be awarded to deserving students at the discretion of the Blinn College Scholarship Committee.

Barbara and Richard Powell Scholarship:  This scholarship was established in 2008 by Barbara and Richard Powell in recognition of the importance of Blinn College to the community.  This scholarship will be awarded to a Washington County student attending the Brenham campus.

Mary Stone Rankin Scholarship:  Established in 1999 by C.W. Rankin, Jr. in honor of Mary Stone Rankin on the occasion of their 55th wedding anniversary.  This scholarship is awarded to a returning sophomore demonstrating outstanding academic achievement.  Preference is given to residents of Washington County.

Martha Jane (Pat) Ratcliff ScholarshipIn 2003 her family and friends established this scholarship in loving memory of Martha Jane (Pat) Ratcliff.  Their beloved Pat wanted to do something that would make a difference.  As a registered nurse, she wanted to help alleviate the shortage of registered nurses.  This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student accepted to the Associate Degree Nursing program at Blinn College.

Harry M. and Macey Hodges Reasoner Scholarship: Established in 1991 by the Blinn College Board of Trustees to recognize the contribution of Mr. Harry Reasoner to higher education in Texas.  This scholarship will support a returning sophomore student whose career interest is in law or education.

Hoffman and Katherine Reese Memorial Scholarship: Endowed in 1997 by the four daughters of Hoffman and Katherine Reese; Erette Red, Martha Sterling, Kathyrine Jones and Inez Rymer, in loving memory of their parents.  Mr. Reese was Sheriff of Washington County for many years.  He and Mrs. Reese were active in civic, church and business interests of Washington County.  This scholarship will be awarded to students carrying a full-time academic load and maintaining a 3.0 or better grade point average.

Doug and Trish Rodgers Memorial Scholarship: Established  in 1993 in memory of Gary Douglas Rodgers and Trish Christine Rodgers, this scholarship is given to deserving students who, because of family circumstances, may not necessarily qualify for national grants or loans.

Lillian Rossing-Dobson RN Scholarship:  This scholarship was established in 2001 by Lillian Rossing-Dobson, in honor of her mother, Bertha Rolles Rossing, and friends Anna Caperson and Dr. Gerald Garwood.  Lillian began her nursing training at age 22 while working to pay her expenses.  In recognition of the hardships of pursuing a nursing education with limited funds, this scholarship is awarded to a nursing major with demonstrated financial need.

Dennis W. Schomburg, Jr. Scholarship:  Established in 2001 by his wife, Doris Schomburg, in recognition of his devotion to his family, community and belief in helping others.  Mr. and Mrs. Schomburg are graduates of Blinn College.  This scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

Doris Schomburg ScholarshipEstablished in 1998 by Doris Schomburg’s husband Dennis, in recognition of her devotion to her family and community.  Mr. and Mrs. Schomburg are long-time friends of Blinn College.  This scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

Melvin and Mary Schomburg Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1997 by Arthur Schomburg, lifelong Washington County resident who had been very active in the livestock business, the Washington County Fair and the Houston Livestock Show.  He established this scholarship in memory of his parents.  This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student without regard to major.

Allan R. Schroeder Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1997 in memory of Allan R. Schroeder by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Schroeder of Brenham.  Mr. Schroeder was a graduate of Blinn College and a Brenham businessman.  This scholarship is available to a deserving Blinn student without regard to major.

Don and Debbie Schroeder Scholarship: Established in 2008 by Don and Debbie Schroeder.  Mr. Schroeder is a graduate of Blinn College and was a two year letterman on the Blinn track team under track coach Ben Boehnke.  Mr. Schroeder’s father, Rudy Schroeder, was also a Blinn graduate and served on the Blinn College Board of Trustees from 1963-1980.  He was Chairman of the Board from 1972-1976.  This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student without regard to major.

Irene Bohne Schroeder and Gliffard Merle Schroeder Scholarship: Established in 2007 by Irene Bohne Schroeder, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving Washington County student without regard to major.  Recipients must demonstrate financial need and maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average.  Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder both attended Blinn College.

Rudolph and LaThel Schroeder Scholarship: Established in 2000 by Mrs. R.W. Stolz in honor of her brother and sister-in-law, Rudy and LaThel Schroeder.  Mr. Schroeder was a graduate of Blinn College and served on the Blinn College Board of Trustees from 1963 to 1980 and was chairman from 1972 to 1976.  The Schroeders are long-time residents of Washington County.

Zane Schulte Memorial Student Athlete Scholarship: This scholarship will be offered to a Brenham High School or Brenham Christian Academy student needing financial assistance.  The recipient should be in good academic standing and have participated in a varsity sport, and/or cheerleading, his or her senior year.  Special consideration should be given to applicants who are “walk-on” athletes at Blinn College.  Students may apply or their athletic director may recommend them.  This scholarship was established in 2000.

Annie Belle Schwartz Scholarship: Established in 1991 in honor of Mrs. Schwartz, a retired teacher and the wife of Walter C. Schwartz, the 11th President of Blinn College, by her family and friends.  This scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

Annie Belle and Walter C. Schwartz 50th Anniversary Scholarship:  This scholarship was established in 1997 by friends of Annie Belle and Walter C. Schwartz on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.  Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz are both graduates of Blinn College and Mr. Schwartz served as the 11th President of Blinn.

Charles W. Schwartz Scholarship:  This scholarship was established in 1997, endowed by Mr. Schwartz’s partners at Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P., to be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in the legal field.  Mr. Schwartz is also a Blinn alumnus.

Walter C. Schwartz Scholarship: Established in 1992 in honor of the 11th President of Blinn College by the citizens of Washington and surrounding counties, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student without regard to major.

Walter C. Schwartz Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2003 in memory of Walter C. Schwartz by his friends and family.  Mr. Schwartz began his career at Blinn College as a night school instructor in 1948 and served the College in numerous capacities, including President and Chancellor, until his death in July of  2003.

Ernest H. Seelhorst Education Fund:  Established in 1997 by Ernest H. Seelhorst, a former pre-engineering student at Blinn College, to be awarded to a returning sophomore majoring in engineering, mathematics or natural science.  The recipient must earn a 3.0 or better grade point average, be a member of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and demonstrate superior academic and leadership skills.

Lucille Click Sheppeard Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1992 in memory of Mrs. Lucille Click Sheppeard by her family to support a student majoring in business.  Mrs. Sheppeard had a lengthy and distinguished career in business and a love for learning which has resulted in this memorial scholarship to assist others.

Evelyn Marie Wilson Smith Memorial Scholarship:  This scholarship was established in 2002 to honor the life and memory of Evelyn Marie Wilson Smith.  Evelyn was a graduate of Blinn College and served as the Learning Center Director at the Bryan campus from August 1998 until her death in July 2001.  This scholarship will provide a female student, 35 years of age or older, with financial assistance without regard to major.

Janis Sneed Scholarship:  Established in 1993 in honor of Janis Sneed, a longtime teacher, administrator and sponsor of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Blinn College.  This scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore level member of Phi Theta Kappa.

Social Science Scholarship:  Established in 2003 from royalty income generated from the sales of a Blinn College reader in U.S. history which was compiled and annotated in three editions by Blinn College faculty members:  Dr. Irvin May, Dr. Jim Thomas, Dr. Larry Watson and Mr. Ron Wright.  This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in the social sciences.

Gregory Ray Speir Memorial Scholarship:  This scholarship was established in 1993 by the family and friends of Gregory Ray Speir of Missouri City who was a student at Blinn College at the time of his death.  This scholarship will be awarded without regard to major.

Thomas Morris and Rachel Bradham Spencer Scholarship: Established in 1991 by the family and the Board of Trustees of Blinn College in honor of Dr. Thomas Morris Spencer who served as President of Blinn College from 1947 until 1957 and his wife, Rachel Bradham Spencer.  This scholarship is awarded to a member of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa who has maintained at least a 3.25 grade point average.

Delbert Stark Memorial Scholarship:  Established in 1986 in memory of Dr. Delbert Stark by his wife Sudie Schaer Stark, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving Blinn student with preference given to an athlete planning a career in the medical field.  Dr. Stark, a Brenham dentist and civic leader, attended Blinn College where he served as captain of the football team.

Paula K. Stoltenberg Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1995 in memory of Paula K. Stoltenberg who died at age 38 leaving behind three children, a husband and many close friends.  Music was her great love.  She was a wonderful singer and songwriter, and was an active member of a local band.  This scholarship was established to help students pursue their interest in music.

LaVerna Stolz Music Foundation Scholarship: Established in 1996 in honor of LaVerna Stolz, this scholarship is given to a student that is talented in music.

R. W. Stolz Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1997 by Mrs. LaVerna Stolz in memory of her husband.  Mr. Stolz, having been in business for many years, always tried to hire young people graduating from Blinn.  Mr. Boehm, Dean of Men, could always suggest some bright, intelligent graduates eager to work.

Robert F. Strange Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Robert F. Strange, a Washington County civic leader, this scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

Bernita Tomachefsky Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1995 by the family and friends of Mrs. Tomachefsky, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time student majoring in education.  Mrs. Tomachefsky was a former Blinn College student and elementary school teacher.  Both her husband and son served as legal advisors for the college.

Elton Tiemann Scholarship: Established in 2008 by Elton “Lon” Tiemann in memory of his father who graduated from Blinn College.  His father was on the track team while he attended Blinn.  His mother is an instructor in the division of social science.  This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student.

Odis Tomachefsky Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1977 in memory of Odis Tomachefsky, former legal advisor for Blinn College and Washington County Judge, this scholarship is given to deserving students majoring in pre-law.

Edyna Kuehn Tomlinson Scholarship: Established in 2001 in memory of Edyna K. Tomlinson who was a 1923 graduate of Blinn College and had a life-long passion for music.  Established by her family to honor her memory and the enjoyment she derived from music, this scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in the fine arts.

Ruth Elizabeth Paris Tottenham Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1996 by the children of Mrs. Tottenham, the founder and longtime director of the vocational nursing program at Blinn College.

Milton Toubin Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1999 by Sara Toubin in memory of her husband Milton Toubin.  He was a Brenham businessman born in Lithuania, lived in Cuba for seven years before joining his brother in Brenham, Texas.  He became an American citizen, served in World War II and returned to Brenham where he resided for the rest of his life.  He spoke fluent Spanish and enjoyed great success from his business investments.  This scholarship is awarded to a business, finance or economics major who must be a resident of Washington or Fayette County.

Sam and Rosa Toubin Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1993 in memory of Sam Toubin and his wife Rosa Levin Toubin by the Toubin family.  Sam Toubin, long-time businessman, owned and operated the New York stores in nine towns in Texas.  Rosa Toubin, a Brenham native, attended local schools, Blinn College and Rice University.  Both were civic leaders and well respected in the Brenham area for their philanthropic endeavors.

Van Dyke-Rankin Scholarship: Established in 1988 by Brenham insurance executives Eddie Van Dyke and Bob Rankin, this scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P. Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1995 by the Houston law firm of Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P. which assisted the college in the establishment of its new Bryan campus.  This scholarship was created to celebrate that achievement and is awarded without regard to major to a full-time student on the basis of distinguished academic achievement.

Washington County Go-Texan Committee Scholarships: Established two scholarships, the first in 1991 and the second in 2008, by the Washington County Go-Texan Committee which is associated with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  These scholarships are awarded to Washington County students.

Leona Mazoch Watzlavick Memorial Nursing Scholarship:  Established in 1999 in loving memory of Mrs. Leona M. Watzlavick by her family and friends.  Mrs. Watzlavick was a registered nurse and active in nursing and education for over 50 years.  She was a respected member of the South Texas medical community.

Mr. Glenn and Mrs. Kathryn Boehm Wehring Scholarship: Established in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Boehm, Sr. in honor of their daughter and son-in-law.  Mr. Boehm served for many years as the Dean of the college prior to his retirement.

F.W. Bert and Mae Dean Wheeler Nursing Scholarship:  Established in 2003 in memory of F.W. Wheeler, these scholarships will be awarded to students accepted to the Associate Degree Nursing program at Blinn College.  Recipients must be academically qualified, be dedicated to the nursing profession and have the greatest financial need.

Larry and Mary Whigham Scholarship:  Established in 2003 by Larry and Mary Whigham, this scholarship is awarded to students majoring in theater arts with preference given to those with greatest financial need.  Active supporters of theater in Washington County and surrounding areas, Mr. and Mrs. Whigham endowed this scholarship to attract  students to the field of theater arts.

Timothy Ray Whigham Scholarship:  Established in 2004 by Larry and Mary Whigham in memory of their son, Timothy, this scholarship will be awarded to students majoring in theater arts and demonstrating financial need.  As active supporters of the Navasota Theatre Alliance and other area theaters, the Whighams endowed this scholarship to attract more students to the field of theater arts.

Tom S. and Edythe Whitehead Memorial Scholarship:  Established in 1996 by Tom S. Whitehead, Jr. and Bonnie Whitehead in memory of his parents, Tom S. and Edythe Whitehead.  Mr. Whitehead was noted for his civic leadership and progressive editorials.  He published the Banner-Press for 25 years and founded both Brenham’s first radio station and its cable TV system.  This scholarship is awarded without regard to major.  First preference is given to students from Washington County.

Jean Winkelmann Whitmore Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1991 in memory of Jean Winkelmann Whitmore by her parents, F. C. and Floy Winkelmann, to provide financial assistance to a deserving Blinn College sophomore student majoring in the natural sciences.

Wilder Family Scholarship: Established in 1998 by the Donald M. Wilder family for any deserving student and awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

Oran “Sonny” Wilks, IV Memorial Scholarship: stablished in 1995 in memory of Sonny Wilks, a Blinn College student, by his family and estate.  Mr. Wilks believed that education is important and wanted to make a difference in helping people pursue that goal.  This scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

F.C. and Floy Winkelmann Scholarship:  Established in 1997 by F.C. and Floy Winkelmann for a deserving Blinn student.

Sam and Helen King Winkelmann Scholarship Fund: Established in 2004 by the late Dr. Sam King Winkelmann in honor of his parents, Sam and Helen King Winkelmann, from proceeds of the sale of the Sam King Winkelmann Ranch.  Both father and son served as members of the Blinn College Board of Trustees:  Sam from 1956 to 1972 and Sam King from 1984 to 1990.  This scholarship will be awarded to students with financial need without preference as to major.

Meredith Garrett York Memorial Scholarship: The Meredith Garrett York Memorial Scholarship was established in 1993 by Miriam York of Giddings in memory of her husband, a former Lee County School superintendent.  Preference will be given to students from Lee County with good academic records.

Milton Garrett York, Sr. Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1994 in memory of Milton G. York, a teacher, rancher, commissioner and legislator, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving student interested in becoming a teacher.  Preference will be given to students from Lee County who have a superior academic record and outstanding character.

Miriam York Scholarship: Established in 2000 by Miriam York, a former educator and widow of a former educator.  This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in education who is in need of financial assistance.  Preference will be given to students from Lee County.

Miriam York Nursing Scholarship: Established in 2003 by Miriam York, this scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student majoring in the nursing profession with financial need.  It is the third scholarship endowed by Mrs. York, an educator and widow of a former educator.

Melvin and Gladys Ziegenbein Scholarship:  Established in 2003 in memory of Melvin and Gladys Ziegenbein by their son and daughter-in-law, this scholarship will be offered to a student in good academic standing and needing financial assistance.  Special consideration will be given to applicants from Burton High School and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Melvin was principal at Burton High School from 1961-1977, and both Melvin and Gladys attended Blinn College.